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LSU’s Carley Hoover, Louisiana-Lafayette’s Lexi Elkins lead all-Louisiana softball team

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU starting pitcher Carley Hoover (21) pitches against McNeese, Saturday, May 21, 2016, at LSU's Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, La.

Two for Lexie Elkins, two for Carley Hoover, two for Louisiana-Lafayette and two for Nicholls State — that’s a quick summary of major awards on the All-Louisiana collegiate softball team. Elkins, Louisiana-Lafayette’s two-time first-team All-America catcher, is the state’s Hitter of the Year for the second time in three seasons. Hoover, an LSU sophomore right-hander, repeated as… Continue reading →

White Sox draft Southeastern’s Jameson Fisher in fourth round of MLB draft

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southeastern first baseman Jameson Fisher runs during Game 2 of the 2016 NCAA Baton Rouge Regional between Southeastern and Rice, Saturday at LSU's Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

HAMMOND — The Chicago White Sox selected Southeastern Louisiana’s Jameson Fisher with their fourth-round pick, 116th overall, on Friday during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft. Fisher is the Lions’ highest draft pick since Wade Miley was taken by the Arizona Diamondbacks with a first-round compensation pick in 2008. Fisher helped… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Ross Massey, Southeastern’s Brennan Breaud, UL-Lafayette’s Nick Lee named Freshman All-Americans

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- The Cajuns' Nick Lee faces a Sam Houston State batter on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, at M.L. Tigue Moore Field.

Tulane pitcher Ross Massey, Southeastern shortstop Brennan Breaud and UL-Lafayette pitcher Nick Lee were named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team Wednesday. Massey, a Catholic High graduate, led the Green Wave with a 10-3 record and 2.29 ERA in 18 apperances. He became the first 10-game winner at Tulane since 2005, when… Continue reading →

Southeastern season ends with 15-0 loss to Rice — but also with plenty to enjoy

Southeastern Louisiana infielder Brennan Breaud (1) bobbles an infield grounder single by Rice's Ryan Chandler in the fourth inning in a college baseball regional tournament in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, June 6, 2016. LSU won 4-2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ORG XMIT: LAGH104

The way Southeastern Louisiana’s season ended Monday didn’t match the feats to which the program climbed in 2016. Coming into the Baton Rouge regional armed with the nation’s sixth-best team ERA and led offensively by the nation’s top hitter in Jameson Fisher, the Lions had big dreams of parlaying their first-ever at-large bid into a deep NCAA… Continue reading →

Devin King, Morgann Leleux seek pole vault title at NCAA championships

After failing to advance in the NCAA track and field championships a year ago, two of Louisiana’s all-time top high school pole vaulters are back. Southeastern Louisiana’s Devin King and Louisiana-Lafayette’s Morgann Leleux, two of the state’s more decorated high school vaulters, will go after national honors this week in the NCAA championships in Eugene, Oregon.… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana baseball stays alive in Baton Rouge regional with 3-2 victory over Utah Valley State

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Southeastern shortstop Brennan Breaud throws to first to complete a double play after getting out Utah Valley's Jordan Schlehuber out at second in an NCAA Baton Rouge regional tournament game Sunday at LSU's Alex Box Stadium.

One more day. That’s all Sunday gives Southeastern Louisiana for its troubles. The Lions waited the better part of two days to lose its first game of the Baton Rouge regional 7-2 against Rice on Sunday morning, nearly 41 hours after the original start time on Friday. The afternoon wasn’t any more relaxing as Southeastern spent… Continue reading →

Southeastern eliminates Utah Valley

Southeastern Louisiana kept its season alive for at least one more day after defeating Utah Valley 3-2 on Sunday in the Baton Rouge regional. The Lions got off a fast start with a three-run first inning, thanks to a few mistakes by the Wolverines. Brennan Breaud started the scoring by taking home on a wild pitch… Continue reading →

Baton Rouge regional: Rice holds 4-1 lead on Southeastern Louisiana when game was suspended after six innings

The first pitch in Saturday’s scheduled three-game day of the Baton Rouge regional was tossed at 9:04 a.m., but the opening game of the day between Southeastern Louisiana and Rice was never completed. “I don’t know if I’ve ever been in this much rain before,” said Rice coach Wayne Graham, now in his 37th season as a… Continue reading →

Rice’s plan vs. Southeastern Louisiana: Take at-bats away from Jameson Fisher

Southland Conference photo by DIANA PORTER -- Jameson Fisher was 1-for-4 during Southeastern's 4-1 victory over McNeese State in the Southland Conference semifinals Saturday in Sugar Land, Texas.

Statistically, Jameson Fisher is the best hitter in the country this season. The Southeastern Louisiana first baseman leads the country in batting average (.437) and on-base percentage (.564). He’s been the driving force for the Lions this all year on the way to their second NCAA regional appearance in three seasons, leading the team in almost every offensive… Continue reading →

On deck: Southeastern Louisiana vs. Rice

Photo provided by Erik Williams/Southland Conference -- Southeastern pitcher Mac Sceroler launches a pitch against McNeese State in the second round of the Southland Conference Thursday May 26, 2016.

ON DECK: Southeastern vs. Rice WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday WHERE: Alex Box Stadium RECORDS: Southeastern 39-19, Rice 35-22 ONLINE STREAMING: ESPN3 TV: None RADIO: KSLU-FM, 90.9 IN-GAME UPDATES: @Mike_Gegs STARTING PITCHERS: SLU, So. RH Mac Sceroler (10-3, 2.18) vs. Rice, Sr. LH Blake Fox (4-7, 2.76) WHAT TO WATCH: Nerves shouldn’t play a factor. Southeastern is… Continue reading →

Early Riser: Promoted at 29, Southeastern coach Matt Riser has led the Lions to their best three-year stretch — ever

Southland Conference file photo by ERIK WILLIAMS -- Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser surveys the field during a game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at last year's Southland Conference tournament. Riser, in his third season as head coach, has the Lions in an NCAA regional for a second time.

HAMMOND — Former Southeastern Louisiana baseball coach Jay Artigues had one stipulation when Matt Riser told him he wanted to go into coaching. Growing up, there was no question about the career path for the boy out of Picayune, Mississippi. Riser’s father was a doctor, his mother a nurse. Riser was supposed to go to medical… Continue reading →

Party on: Southeastern Louisiana coach Matt Riser ends up in the pool after his Lions grab an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament’s Baton Rouge regional

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana baseball coach Matt Riser didn’t want to have an official watch party for the NCAA tournament selection show. Not after what happened last season. A year ago, the Lions were devastated when they were left out of the field of 64 despite having the best season in program history. So, instead of… Continue reading →

Delgado coach Joe Scheuermann scores 900th win as Dolphins post first victory at Junior College World Series

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Delgado defeated Darton State College 12-2 in five innings Sunday in an elimination game at the NJCAA Junior College World Series, giving longtime coach Joe Scheuermann his 900th victory with the Dolphins. The victory doubled as Delgado’s first JUCO World Series win in five tournament appearances. “It feels great,” Scheuermann… Continue reading →

Sam Houston rallies past Southeastern for Southland tourney title

Southland Conference photo by Erik Williams -- Southeastern coach Matt Riser shakes hands with Sam Houston State counterpart Matt Deggs before the Southland Conference tournament title game Sunday, May 29, 2016, in Sugar Land, Texas.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Playing its third game in 24 hours, Sam Houston State overcame a four-run deficit to beat Southeastern Louisiana 7-4 for the Southland Conference baseball tournament championship Sunday at Constellation Field. With the victory, the Bearkats earn the SLC’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Lions, meanwhile, will have to wait… Continue reading →

Sam Roberson and Domenick Carlini lead Southeastern baseball past McNeese State 4-1 to claim a spot in the Southland tournament title game

Southland Conference photo by DIANA PORTER -- Southeastern's Carson Crites waits for the ball on a play at second base Saturday in the Southland Conference tournament in Sugar Land, Texas.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — Sam Roberson had a great view from home plate during the Southland Conference baseball tournament Saturday morning. The Southeastern Louisiana senior caught 6.2 no-hit innings from Lions starter Domenick Carlini and then delivered the game’s biggest hit: a blast over the left-field fence in the bottom of the seventh inning.… Continue reading →

Delgado ‘has a totally different attitude’ as it gears up for the NJCAA World Series

Photo by JOSEPH HALM  The Delgado baseball celebrates winning its third straight South Central District Championship and earning a berth in the NJCAA World Series at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Delgado coach Joe Scheuermann is no stranger to the NJCAA World Series. He and his Dolphins are making third straight trip to Grand Junction, Colo., where they play Saturday against Yavapai College in their opening game of junior college baseball’s national championship. Delgado hosted and won the South Central District Tournament last weekend in impressive fashion, outscoring its… Continue reading →

Southeastern ‘in the driver’s seat’ after feasting on McNeese

Photo provided by Erik Williams/Southland Conference -- Southeastern batter Jameson Fisher bats against McNeese State in the second round of the Southland Conference Thursday May 26, 2016.

SUGAR LAND, Texas — For seven innings Thursday, Southeastern and McNeese State were locked into a scoreless pitchers’ duel that featured more strikeouts than hits. Southeastern outfielder Webb Bobo changed all of that with one big swing in the eighth inning. Bobo blasted a three-run home run into a strong… Continue reading →

Southeastern rallies in ninth top top UNO

Photo provided by Eirk Williams/Southland Conference -- Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Jacob Seward fields a ball as the Lion face the University of New Orleans during the first round of the Southland Conference on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

SUGAR LAND, Texas —No. 2 seed Southeastern Louisiana scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to take a 5-4 win over No. 7 UNO in the opening round of the Southland Conference baseball tournament Wednesday at Constellation Field. Southeastern advances to take on No. 6 McNeese State, a 3-0 winner over… Continue reading →

Kyle Cedotal is out to turn things around as the Southeastern baseball team opens Southland tournament play Wednesday

Southland Conference photo by ERIK WILLIAMS -- Southeastern Louisiana's Kyle Cedotal.

Kyle Cedotal hasn’t forgotten the last time Southeastern Louisiana played UNO. For almost two weeks now, the Lions ace has sat on the memory of giving up five runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings. That was the last time Cedotal stepped on the mound. It was the worst game of his career. “That’s not how… Continue reading →

Southland strong: UNO baseball makes its SLC tournament debut Wednesday against Southeastern Louisiana

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--  University of New Orleans outfielder Chaz Boyer (1) hits a single and drives in a run as his team plays Tulane at Turchin Stadium at Tulane in New Orleans, La. Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Most people don’t like waking up at 6:30 a.m. for a five-hour road trip, but coach Blake Dean and his UNO baseball team couldn’t wait to do just that Tuesday. The Privateers (30-23) embarked on that trip Tuesday, en route to their first appearance in the Southland Conference tournament at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. UNO, making… Continue reading →

‘They deserve all the accolades:’ Former coach Ron Maestri excited by UNO baseball team’s resurgence

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- UNO coach Ron Maestri watches as his Privateers take on LSU on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Alex Box Stadium.

When UNO baseball coach Ron Maestri announced his retirement following the 2015 season, the Privateers lost the school’s all-time winningest coach and their most influential figure. But he hasn’t exactly gone anywhere. The 75-year-old has been front and center for nearly every Privateers home game this year at the field that bears his name,… Continue reading →

Delgado makes its third straight trip to Junior College World Series after 11-4 win over Maple Woods in South Central District title game

Photo by JOSEPH HALM – The Delgado baseball celebrates winning its third straight South Central District Championship at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium on Sunday, May 22, 2016.

It seems like things always come in threes. For Delgado baseball, it couldn’t be more true — or meaningful. The Dolphins are headed back to the Junior College World Series for a third straight season after beating Maple Woods Community College 11-4 in the final game of the NJCAA South Central District tournament Sunday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium.… Continue reading →

Delgado is one win away from another NJCAA World Series berth

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Delgado's Daniel Lahare dives successfully into third base on his triple hit in the bottom of the third inning while Eastern Oklahoma State College third baseman Brett Akins waiting for the incoming ball as they play at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Knowing he was going to pitch against Maple Woods in the second game of the South Central District Championship on Saturday at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, Delgado’s Evan Hilleman watched the Monarchs take batting practice earlier in the day. When it came time to pitch, Hilleman struck out 14 and allowed just four hits in a 10-2 victory shortened… Continue reading →

UNO loses to Nicholls again ... but the Privateers are in the Southland tournament

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- UNO outfielder Dakota Dean (17) hits a single in a game against Tulane at Turchin Stadium on May 10, 2016.

UNO suffered a sweep but survived to play more baseball after Saturday afternoon at Maestri Field. The Privateers lost 11-5 to Nicholls State but still secured a spot in the conference postseason tournament. It will be UNO’s first tournament appearance since 2008. The Privateers (30-24, 14-16 Southland) finished conference play tied with Stephen F.… Continue reading →

LSU golfer Bradley tied for 54th

EUGENE, Ore. — LSU senior golfer Elise Bradley posted a 3-over par 75 in the second round of the NCAA women’s golf championship Saturday to stand at 3-over 147 halfway through the medal competition at the Eugene Country Club. After Sunday’s third round of medal play the field will be cut to the top 15… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball captures national title

The LSU-Eunice softball team is bringing some hardware home. The Lady Bengals scored a 12-4 victory against Jones County Junior College on Saturday in Clinton, Mississippi, to claim the NJCAA Division II softball championship. “This team persevered all year,” coach Andy Lee told the Eunice News. “They improved all year and battled to get their way… Continue reading →

Photos, video: Connick Jr. sends Loyola graduates across stage with words of wisdom, encouragement

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Students arrive for graduation before Harry Connick, Jr. gives the commencement address for Loyola University in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Loyola University held its spring commencement exercises at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday. New Orleans native and award-winning actor and singer Harry Connick Jr. delivered the commencement address.… Continue reading →

Delgado goes hunting for a berth in the NJCAA World Series

Despite all the winning Joe Scheuermann has done in 26 years as Delgado’s baseball coach, there’s still one loss that eats at him. The last time the Dolphins hosted a postseason tournament, they were knocked out of it in a heartbreaking, 10-inning battle that ended in a controversial play that Scheuermann still hasn’t forgotten. “We lost on just… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball wins again at NJCAA World Series

CLINTON, Miss. — LSU Eunice cruised to a 10-1 win over Des Moines Area Community College Thursday to stay in the winners bracket at the NJCAA Division II softball World Series. The No. 4 Lady Bengals will take on No. 9 Labette Community College, which grabbed a 6-3 win over top-seed Phoenix College,… Continue reading →

Nicholls drops UNO 5-4 in series opener; crucial series shifts to Thibodaux

UNO’s baseball team had an opportunity to all but lock up its spot in the Southland Conference tournament Thursday. Instead, the Privateers have to wait another day. Nicholls State took advantage of several UNO mistakes and two home runs by Dylan Manichia to steal a 5-4 win in the first game of a Southland Conference series at Maestri… Continue reading →

Take your base! Southeastern walks, steals, gets hit by pitches and gets on base — all by design

Advocate file photo by HILARY SCHEINUK --  Southeastern's Jacob Seward steals third as Bryant's John Mullen waits for the tag during an NCAA regional game in 2014.

Whenever Jacob Seward draws two strikes, he thinks about the advice his father gave him. “My dad used to tell me, when I had two strikes, just to choke up and try to put it in play somewhere hard,” the Southeastern Louisiana center fielder said. “When I have two strikes, I’m crowding the plate a little more and… Continue reading →

UNO, facing Nicholls State, is closing in on the Southland Conference tournament

Advocate staff photo by SHERRI MILLER -- Aaron Palmer forces out UL-Lafayette's Kennon Fontenot as he slides into second base during Tuesday's game at Maestri Field.

The UNO baseball team may be coming off its lowest moment of the season after Tuesday’s 17-3 loss to the Louisiana-Lafayette, but the Privateers don’t have time to sulk, much less feel sorry for themselves. UNO (30-21, 14-13) begins its final Southland Conference series of the season Thursday at Nicholls State (23-30, 11-16), and with an… Continue reading →

After a storybook regular season, LSU-Eunice sets sights on the playoffs

EUNICE — The LSU-Eunice baseball program is no stranger to success, yet the Bengals this season managed to do something they’d never done before. Coach Jeff Willis’ club set the school regular-season win record with 50. The Bengals will look to build on that 50-win season Thursday when they begin play in the… Continue reading →

LSU-Eunice softball team advances at NJCAA World Series

CLINTON, Miss. — Top-ranked LSU-Eunice opened the NJCAA Division II college softball World Series with a 16-0 mercy-rule win over Mott Community College Wednesday at Traceway Park. LSU-Eunice built a 7-0 lead before erupting for nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.… Continue reading →

Southeastern rallies to avoid UNO sweep with 4-3 victory

HAMMOND — As Drew Avans watched his game-winning double bounce off the left-field wall, all of the frustrations built up over the past two days finally subsided. Until that point, Southeastern Louisiana was on the cusp of being swept for only the second time under coach Matt Riser. The Lions already… Continue reading →

UNO offense stuns SLU for second straight day in 10-3 victory

Southeastern Louisiana’s baseball team came into its weekend series against UNO as a dominant force in the Southland Conference, led by its powerful pitching staff. But two games into the series, the Privateers bats proved they can be just as powerful. The UNO offense came to life late and ran away with a 10-3 to clinch… Continue reading →

State roundup: Tulane maintains AAC lead with win over Memphis

Tulane survived a pitchers’ duel as it used an eighth-inning run to slip by Memphis 1-0 at Turchin Stadium. The run was all Tulane’s Emerson Gibbs needed after allowing three hits and a walk in eight innings. He also struck out nine as Tulane (34-14, 12-5) held on to first place in the American Athletic Conference. In the… Continue reading →

UNO scores six in 10th to topple Southeastern 15-9

HAMMOND — It looked like Southeastern Louisiana was going to erase a four-run deficit against UNO on Friday as the Lions rallied to tie the game in seventh inning. But it was Friday the 13th, and Southeastern’s nightmare was only just beginning. UNO scored six runs in the 10th to turn the first game… Continue reading →